We’re thrilled to announce our Advanced BlokAid® solution is now available commercially for water and wastewater organisations around Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Developed and proven by South East Water, Advanced BlokAid® is an IoT-enabled device designed to help utilities monitor the health of a gravity sewer network.
Our Advanced BlokAid® devices are easily installed at the top of manholes and can:
- monitor sewer levels
- derive flow rates
- detect H2S gases.
Advanced BlokAid® lets you see beneath the streets without leaving the office. It provides near-real time insights so utilities can detect and remove blockages as they arise, avoid nasty spills to the environment and save on operational costs.
South East Water have been using Advanced BlokAid® to protect its beautiful bays from sewer spills, strategically installing the devices in problem points close to beaches. The organisation’s reduced spill-risk also means it has less exposure to penalties and clean-up costs associated with environmental spills.
The solution is also helping to inform a proactive sewer maintenance schedule, which allows South East Water to plan upgrades more effectively and reduce maintenance costs.
“Advanced BlokAid® gives us improved visibility of our sewer network. That means we can more proactively manage and address issues… before they impact our customers or the environment.” Said South East Water’s General Manager Customer Service Delivery, Terry Schubach.
We have a number of early adopters that have been using Advanced BlokAid® on a trial basis to protect their sewer and stormwater drains.
Melbourne Water are currently using Advanced BlokAid® to monitor for illegal disposal of industrial waste in its stormwater drains, particularly around Dandenong Creek and Old Joe’s Creek. Using the devices, Melbourne Water will monitor water patterns and identify unexpected peaks that could indicate illegal waste disposal.
“It gives us an ability to detect pollution in real time, with the aim of preventing any pollution getting into waterways.” Said Melbourne Water Senior Planning Engineer Heath Baker.
“It gives us eyes on the ground on the waste system which we haven’t had before.” Mr Baker continued.
Christchurch City Council, based in New Zealand, is another Advanced BlokAid® early adopter, having deployed trial units into its downstream gravity sewer network, which is also supported by our OneBox® solution.
Our other early adopters of our Advanced BlokAid® solution include Central Highlands Water, City of Melbourne, Hunter Water and Western Water.
“After successful trials across Australia and New Zealand, we’re really excited to officially launch Advanced BlokAid® into the market.” Said Iota’s General Manager Daniel Sullivan.
“We look forward to partnering with more wastewater organisations to help increase visibility and control of their sewer networks, which in turn can help them to reduce spill risk and operational costs.” Mr Sullivan continued.
If you’d like to learn more about Advanced BlokAid®, or to set up a trial for your organisation, please get in touch.